Do schools kill creativity? Sir Ken Robinson asked that question at the 2006 TED conference. And the talk resonated widely. His short presentation remains one of the most watched and "favorited" videos in TED's large catalogue of inspiring videos. Quite an accomplishment.
Now, with the latest RSA video, Sir Ken returns to delve deeper into this basic question. He asks, Why do schools kill creativity? And why is this problem built into the modern educational system? And how can we bring a "paradigm" shift – one that will let schools foster creativity at long last?
Running 11 minutes, the creatively-animated video above (how fitting!) gives you some answers. But realize that the clip is an excerpt from a longer 52 minute lecture available in its entirety here.
A quick PS: Wired UK recently asked the big question: "What innovation would most improve education in the next decade?" You will find succinct answers by Ken Robinson, Chris Anderson (head of TED), yours truly and several others here.